On the 13th of June 2018, Al Ahly FC in Cairo and the SATUC signed a partnership protocol. The Executive Director of Al Ahly Club General Mohamed Morgan and Chairperson Sheikha Al Thani signed a protocol in front of news outlets to share with the public the great news. Furthermore, as a sign of welcoming the General awarded SATUC’s Chairperson gifts to commemorate the new union between organisations.
AL AHLY FC organised the SATUC tournament and trials for 200 Egyptian orphans and Syrian refugees that will represent Egypt and Syrian in the2020 World Cup, it was at Al Ahly Jazira club in Cairo. For the underprivileged children that participated in the SATUC tournament, this opportunity was a dream come true.
The football legends from across the globe such as Nuno Gomes, Maniche and Tiago Ribeiro has attended the qualifiers along with the Vice President of the Portuguese FA. With the ministries such as Social Solidarity, Youth and Sport and other expressing their support both SATUC and Al Ahly FC believe that this event was a great success and a dream come true for the kids to step foot and play in the ‘club of the century
Al Ahly football club plays in the Egyptian Premier League and it is the most decorated football club in Africa with over 100 years of history.
During its 102 years of history, the Al Ahly football club has won a record 41 national league titles, 36 national cup titles and 11 national super cup titles, 8 CAF Champions League titles as well as the bronze medal in the 2006 FIFA Club World Cup among other titles.
On the 5th of April 2019, Egypt Air (Karnak) in Cairo and the SATUC signed a partnership protocol. The VP tourism Mr Gamal ElGazzar and Chairperson Sheikha Al Thani signed a protocol in front of news outlets to share with the public the great news.
On the first Friday of April, we celebrated Orphans day with 500 children. We all had so much fun!! SATUC hope that every day is orphans day because God knows how much these children deserve it.
On the 30th of May 2019, SATUC had huge campaigns to help the homeless and other vulnerable people in society.
Sheikha Al-Thani for Underprivileged Children aspires at offering a successful pioneer model of the desired level of social obligation to show NGO’s how to carry out and support the necessary development initiatives in order to realize sustainable human development in our homelands.
SATUC purpose is to hold the hand of these marginalized children and guide them to a secure path, then provide them with all the means of success and offer them the chance to show off their talents, a process which will be positively reflected on their societies.
On the 19th of June 2018, Bulgarian football union in Sofia and the SATUC signed a partnership protocol. The president of Bulgarian Football Union Mr Borislav Mikhailov and the SATUC Chairperson Sheikha Althani signed a protocol for holding the second edition of our World Cup in Sofia, where we had 12 teams from all over the world as follows: Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Cambodia, Indonesia, Liberia, Syria, Iraq, Morocco, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Nigeria.
Sheikha – who spoke during the contest on the value of international friendship and co-operation – also praised the support of the event partner, the Bulgarian football union, which hosted the teams, which helped ensure the smooth running of the complex transport and logistics arrangements that made the event possible, and the main media backer Bulgarian national TV. She also gave heartfelt thanks to the Bulgarian Government’s Ministry of Youth and Sport, and Ministry of foreign affairs the staff of the Bulgarian National Football Centre “Boyana”/Bulgarian Football Union Stadium, and the Bulgarian security, who helped ensure that the tournament could take place in an atmosphere of safety and security, as well as a top-flight of international soccer referees and coaches.
Many renowned football stars joined the ranks of the SATUC Ambassadors as they stood side by side to support the participating kids including, NUNO GOMES, TIAGO RIBEIRO, OSAMA NABIH, PETAR HOUBTCHEV, GAMAL ALLAM, GEORGI GONDKOV, NOUR KHATTAB, YORDAN LECHKOV, TAMER AMIN, EMIL KOSTADINOV, AZIZ BOUDERBALA, BONCHO GENCHEV, REDOUANE BARKAOUI, MARTIN PETROV, LAKHDAR BELLOUMI, VLADIMIR MANCHEV, ALI KUMEKH, PAVEL KOLEV, ASHRAF MAMDOUH, LYUBOMIR BOZHNAKOV, ANGEL STOYKOV and Magdy Abd El Ghanny. We have also organised football camps in 5 continents, sending a clear message to children: that through football training, effort and dedication they can change their lives, as well as avoiding falling into criminality or drug use.
The 12 teams played against each other over 4 days and then went to go on a cultural tour of the country which is a traditional part of the event. The event started on the 11th of August where there will be a press conference to announce the draws for the groups in front of all the participating teams and many of the charity’s ambassadors. The games started on the 12th of August and end on the 16th, the trip was finalised after the tour on the 19th.
The Cup, as always, acted as a platform for the kids to showcase their abilities to talent spotters from all over the world, hoping to afford them a new chance at life and in a field that they treasure and love.
These talent spotters were be jointly invited by the Bulgarian Football Union as well as SATUC. After a great legacy from the first edition, where many of the participating kids went on to play in world-renounced football clubs around the world and start their careers in their dream jobs, we can see a better one coming along soon as SATUC puts its hands in the Bulgarian Football Union’s hands.
On July 24, 2017, Sheikha Al Thani SATUC Chairperson and the Mr Lasha Chaveshvili sports department chief on the ministry of youth and sports and the chairman of the supreme council signed a protocol for hosting the SATUC World Cup
Mr Davit Gabaidze, the Chairman of Supreme Council of Autonomous Republic of Adjara Davit Gabaidze hosted Sheikha/ Sheikha Bint Hamad Al Thani, Chairperson of SATUC and the Deputy of the president of the Georgian Karate Federation.
The meeting was attended by Vladimer Mgaloblishvili, Chairman of the Education, Science, Culture and Sport Commission of the Autonomous Republic of Adjara, President of Georgian Karate National Federation Kakha Basilia and Gocha Surmanidze, President of Adjara Karate Federation.
They discussed the relations between them and the prospects of their development. Particular attention was paid to sporting events, which the Sheikha/ Sheikha Bint Hamad Al Thani, plans in Georgia, in particular, in Adjara.
Sheikha Al Thani met the ministry of youth and sports and the chairman of the supreme council hosted the Sheikha Al Thani during her visit, at the introductory meeting, the parties focused on sporting events, which are planned to implement the SATUC world cup in Georgia, in particular, in Adjara, they signed of the protocol between SATUC and the Adjara government Mr. Lasha Chaveshvili sports department chief at the same day, Sheikha had a meeting with representatives of the ministry of education, culture and sport of Adjara, at the bilateral meeting, the sides discussed plans to be implemented in the future. the conversation touched upon the potential of tourism and prospects in Adjara, at the meeting, it was planned to organize football international championship among children in Adjara. the vice minister of sport and youth awarded Sheikha Al Thani a token of gratitude after their discussions on potential ways to help youth in the area through sports.
During Sheikha visite, she not forgot to visit the Batumi maternal and child central hospital and met Mrs Tamara Bakhtadze, the hospital medical director. there she was greeted with professional doctors who truly cared about their patients and she was touched by how although the children were in pain, they all knew how to smile and tease each other’s hardships.
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SATUC Won the Mohammed Bin Rashid Creative Sports Award – MBR. The Award is the world’s leading award in terms of value, and diversity of categories. It is the primary sports award dedicated to inspiring creativity in sports in the UAE, Arab countries, and the world in general.
SATUC, headed by Princess Sheikha Al-Thani, won the award for being a great charitable foundation, not solely through the sporting successes, the organization has helped to realise, but also for work in all charitable social aspects. Of course, some of our children have even been signed to football clubs due to our work, and we continue to fight to change the lives of our children.
This award is truly considered a medal of honour for all creative sportspeople. Moreover, this award covers not only vigorous and healthy individuals but is also extended to include many categories of handicapped competitors, thus reflecting the vision of its founders who believe in offering equal opportunities and a strong motive to the creative sportspeople to compete and accede to a refined standard among societies and countries.
Therefore, SATUC realizes how important such an award can be for supporting a large sector of the human community, namely orphans and underprivileged children who are obviously in a disadvantageous position. This sponsorship provided by a famous institution like Sheikh Mohammed Ibn Rashed AlMaktoum Award for Sports Creativity will considerably boost the efforts of NGO’s and charity institutions such as SATUC for widening the scope of their operations and cooperation towards offering real opportunities to orphans and underprivileged children around the World, and for inviting governments and other charitable organizations to unite their efforts towards caring for those underprivileged children and preparing them for a radiant and prosperous future.
The President of the World Para Athletics, Sir Philip Craven, was delighted that Sheikha Al Thani was attending London World Para Athletics Championships as a VIP guest. She attended the Opening night of the World Para Athletics Championships in the London Stadium, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, which was followed by a reception at the World Para Athletics Club. The World Para Athletics acts as the international federation for the sport of Para-athletics. Para-athletics was one of eight sports included at the first Paralympic Games in Rome, Italy, in 1960 and has remained on the programme ever since attracting the largest number of competitors and countries.
HE Sheikha Sheikha was formally invited by Sir Philip Craven to attend the event as their VIP guest in recognition of the work that she and the SATUC foundation do to help and support orphaned, disadvantaged and refugee children all over the world. The sport is open to male and female athletes in all eligible impairment groups and offers a wide range of competition opportunities. The sport is now practised by athletes in more than 130 countries.Sir Philip is an accomplished five-time Paralympian in wheelchair basketball and was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II for services to Paralympic Sport in 2005.
In 2015 SATUC launched its most ambitious project yet: the 2015 SATUC World Cup led by SATUC founder Sheikha Al Thani. Taking place from 29th August – 3rd September, SATUC hosted a 5-a-side football tournament in the Cairo Stadium Indoor Halls Complex with teams comprising orphans and disadvantaged children aged 14-15 from around the world. Via our partner charities, we brought in teams from Egypt, Syria, England, the Philippines, Algeria, Mauritania, Ivory Coast & Morocco; the tournament was truly global in scope.
Some of the biggest stars supported the cause with Egyptian legends Hassan Shehata and Ahmed Hassan as SATUC’s Honorary President and the Honorary President of the 2015 SATUC World Cup respectively, while footballing legends from all around the world such as Rabah Madjer, Aziz Bouderbala and Carlo Cudicini are just some of the many who joined as tournament ambassadors.
The SATUC World Cup 2015 was just a beginning, and we hope that the tournament grows and flourishes; we want it to be held every two years in a different country until our mission is completed and the SATUC spirit is adopted all over the world. 300 Egyptian orphans attended at the tournament. SATUC provided these children with food, water and transportation to and from the venue.Every day in Egypt thousands of children face a constant struggle just to survive – often with no idea where their next meal is coming from or if they will find a safe place to sleep.
By sponsoring these orphans you have a chance to make a real difference in these children’s lives. You will enable us to offer these vulnerable children safety, encouragement, education – but most of all: hope and a better life.
CAIRO 7 July 2015 – In a feast of soccer and celebration in front of a star-studded crowd of 300 specially invited guests, the leading children’s charity SATUC launched the 2015 SATUC Cup at a glittering Ramadan Suhoor party in Cairo.
The event was held in the outskirts of the Egyptian capital gave a flavour of the forthcoming soccer spectacular the 2015 SATUC World Cup was held in August and encapsulated the passion and commitment of SATUC founder Sheikha Al-Thani’s and her hopes and dreams for the underprivileged children of the world.
Staged on the football pitch and in the grand ballroom of the Mövenpick Hotel in Cairo’s October 6 District, the evening started with a hard-fought six-a-side soccer match between young players from Egypt and Syria, battling it out for the SATUC Ramadan Suhoor trophy.
Although the Syrians played skilfully and courageously, the honours of the evening went to the home team which scored a spectacular 5-0 victory.
The match and the opening ceremonies, which included the playing of the Egyptian, Syrian and SATUC anthems, were held in the presence of one of the largest gatherings of Middle Eastern and global football legends ever seen in Egypt.
Their presence as SATUC “Ambassadors” was a testament to the strength of the SATUC ideal and its ability to reach across borders. Former international captains and players from several eras of the game’s recent history included Ahmed Alkass, Ahmed Naji, Ahmed Shobair, Nader Alsyed, Ahmad Hasan, Muhammad Farooq, Hazem Emam, Wael Riad, Hassan Shehata, Shawki Gharib, MR Adli Alqiei, Rabah Madjer, Aziz Bouderbala, Abdullah Khokir, Said Owairan, Ahmed Hayel, Zaid, Abdullah Traore, Ali Kamikh, Khaled Al-Abdullah and Hussein Yasser Mohammadi. Many of the leading players spoke movingly of their commitment to the SATUC ideal and their determination to spread the word of the charity’s mission throughout their own countries and beyond.
Among other VIP guests and media stars, including Professor Khaled Salah, editor of Youm 7, the media sponsor of the tournament, the evening was also honoured with the presence of representatives of Egyptian Government, Deputy Minister Ashraf Sohbi and Deputy Minister of Social Solidarity Mr Aladdin Aa’ati, who, along with several of the soccer stars spoke out strongly in praise of the SATUC Cup and its aims, and the vision of Princess Sheikha Al-Thani.
The SATUC Cup Ramadan Suhoor was intended as a curtain-raiser for the 2015 SATUC World Cup to be held 28 Aug-3 Sept in Cairo, comprising teams from Egypt, Morocco, Syria, Algeria, Mauritania, the UK, the Philippines and Cote d’Ivoire. Intended as a biennial event, the event will bring underprivileged children from challenging backgrounds together for a unique celebration of sporting prowess, designed to offer
After wishing everyone assembled “Ramadan Kareem”, in her speech, Sheikha Al-Thani said:
“We at SATUC believe passionately in the power of sport to bring young people together and to transform sometimes difficult lives. Through their endeavours, their teamwork and their sportsmanship, young people who face many challenges have the chance to reach for the stars.
“I think we have seen some of that star quality on display tonight, and have got a sense of the power I am talking about. Supported by our amazing international team of Ambassadors, and under the eyes of professional talent scouts, our hopes are that the raw talent and dedication of our players will lead, via the SATUC Cup to a brighter future.”
Thanking the guests for attending the special occasion in the Holy month of Ramadan, Princess Sheikha, who celebrated her 16th birthday at the event, also gave special thanks to SATUC’s partners, including Fairmont Heliopolis and Towers, Egypt Air, ACE Insurance, and the makers of the high-quality kit to be worn by the participants, 14 Promotions of London.
The event coincided with the start of a major city-wide billboard advertising campaign in Cairo for the SATUC World Cup.
August 2014 SATUC successfully hosted the first football tournament for orphans in Egypt and the Arab world with the participation 16 civil associations in 6 Egyptian governorates.
The tournament was organized in cooperation with several NGOs, affording street children and orphans from districts all over Egypt a unique opportunity.
SATUC wanted to spread this success globally and therefore wanted to extend the tournament for disadvantaged children to different countries around the world.
This led to the inaugural SATUC Cup, which was held in late August 2015, featuring 8 teams from 8 different countries.